Thursday, March 20, 2008

Tallahassee Rickards H.S. hires Rudy Hubbard as football coach

Photo: #12, Former FAMU head football coach Rudy Hubbard with members of the Rattlers 1978 1-AA National Championship Team, at the 2007 FAMU Homecoming game at Bragg Memorial Stadium.

Leon County Superintendent of Schools Jackie Pons told the Tallahassee Democrat that former Florida A&M University football coach Rudy Hubbard has been hired as the head football coach for Rickards High School.

Hubbard coached the Rattlers from 1974-1985 and ranks second in FAMU history with 83 victories (83-48 career record). His FAMU teams won the Black College National Championship in 1977 and the inaugural NCAA Division 1-AA National Championship in 1978. He was fired in 1985 after two losing season, when his teams finished 7-14-1.


Excellent move by the Leon County School System. That's what we need--more strong male role models in the high schools, and Coach Hubbard brings exceptional maturity and accomplishments that can inspire students in a positive way.


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